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Cloudmailin vs Mandrill: What are the differences?

Developers describe Cloudmailin as "Incoming Email for your Web App". CloudMailin allows you to receive any volume of incoming email via a Webhook. You are given an email address that will forward any incoming message to your app, as an HTTP POST, within milliseconds. You can also seamlessly check the delivery status of each of your incoming emails via the dashboard, bounce emails that you do not wish to receive and use your own domain name. On the other hand, Mandrill is detailed as "Send transactional, triggered, and personalized email, then track results". Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.

Cloudmailin and Mandrill belong to "Transactional Email" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Cloudmailin are:

  • Easily receive email in Ruby on Rails, PHP, .Net, Java, Django or any language/framework we forgot. Since the email is delivered as an HTTP Post it's simple.
  • See the delivery status of the emails it has delivered to your app.
  • No more polling or waiting for new processes to spawn. Email can arrive in as little as a few milliseconds.

On the other hand, Mandrill provides the following key features:

  • Inbound Email- Set up inboxes for Mandrill to control. When they receive email, we鈥檒l make an API call to your app with all the relevant information, so you don鈥檛 have to worry about what鈥檚 happening behind the scenes.
  • Webhooks Support- Create custom event notifications, keep track of new signups and unsubscribes in real-time, get a notice of every spam complaint so you can flag them in your database.
  • Rules Engine- Modify the content of email coming through Mandrill without having to involve developers. For example, you could tell Mandrill to take any email coming from confirmation@yourdomain.com, give it a new template, and add Google Analytics tracking.
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What is Cloudmailin?

CloudMailin allows you to receive any volume of incoming email via a Webhook. You are given an email address that will forward any incoming message to your app, as an HTTP POST, within milliseconds. You can also seamlessly check the delivery status of each of your incoming emails via the dashboard, bounce emails that you do not wish to receive and use your own domain name.

What is Mandrill?

Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.
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      What are some alternatives to Cloudmailin and Mandrill?
      Mailgun
      Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
      Twilio SendGrid
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      Amazon SES
      Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or licensing, installing, and operating a third-party email service. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on services such as Amazon EC2.
      Postmark
      Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance.
      Mailjet
      Mailjet is a real-time Cloud Emailing platform: scalable, agile and flexible. Our unique algorithm boosts your deliverability and our platform provides in-depth insight so you can optimize more than ever.
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      Decisions about Cloudmailin and Mandrill
      Todd Gardner
      Todd Gardner
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      We've moved our transactional email away from Mandrill to Mailgun. We had continued using Mandrill after Mailchimp deprecated the service awhile back, because the amount of credits we were offered essentially made it free.

      However, following a couple weeks of frequent downtime and poor service transparency from Mandrill, we decided it was time to make the switch. It appears they no longer had any engineers with the ability to identify the core problems.

      Mailgun has been more reliable, yet not as reliable as we expected. We still see issues a few times per week with the API failing when we attempt to make a call. The Reporting UI is way better.

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      Review ofMandrillMandrill

      This is by far the best way to send emails. I learned the API in under 15 minutes and started sending email right then. And best of all, it's completely free to use them for me! They give you 12,000 emails/month for free. I don't have to send much email, so I've never paid a cent. I highly recommend them.

      How developers use Cloudmailin and Mandrill
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      Foundbite uses MandrillMandrill

      We use Mandrill to send transactional emails and newsletters. We've just moved from SendGrid as Mandrill has far better support for templates and also integrates really nicely with MailChimp where we can design the emails.

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      Pathwright uses MandrillMandrill

      We started off with AWS SES, but found it to be lacking in diagnostics and reporting. Mandrill is a quantum leap forward in this regard. Has some other really neat features carried over from MailChimp (templating).

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      Ataccama uses MandrillMandrill

      We use Mandrill to handle all transactional emailing - from welcome letters to password reminders to notifications.

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      Dynamictivity uses MandrillMandrill

      Mandrill is used to send out all e-mail from the application and any tools and services in our infrastructure.

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      Romans Malinovskis uses MandrillMandrill

      We have add-on for Agile Toolkit that implements "Outbox" for your application through Mandrill API.

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